Category: Artnet

From the Truth About Basquiat’s Myths to a Plan to Remake the Auction World: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

From Basquiat’s Myths to a Plan to Remake the Auction World: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week Art World Plus, how museums in Mexico are dealing…
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How the Directors of ‘Loving Vincent’ Created the World’s First Painted Feature Film

Six years ago, Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman hatched a crazy idea: to create the world’s first painted feature film. The subject? The final days of Vincent Van Gogh. They…
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Inside the Ecuadorean Embassy, an Artist Paints Epic Portraits of Julian Assange

Among the few visitors permitted to see WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, his refuge of the past five years, is the artist and filmmaker George Gittoes, who has…
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artnet Asks: Artist Pouran Jinchi on Inventorying War

Through quietly formal and exquisitely made work, Iranian artist Pouran Jinchi has assembled a bold exhibition that traces the lasting effects of war on contemporary society. With embroidery, sculpture, and…
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How Artist Rodney Graham Helped Akris Find Inspiration for Its Latest Collection

[embedded content] Just how does a fashion-art collaboration come together? For Albert Kriemler, creative director of Swiss fashion house Akris, his latest started with a trip to Hauser & Wirth Gallery in…
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Italy Is Launching an Expansive New Caravaggio Research Institute Thanks to a Surprise Supporter

Rome’s Galleria Borghese, with support form Italian luxury brand Fendi, is launching a new institute dedicated to preserving and disseminating the legacy and works of Italian master painter Caravaggio. The…
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As Hurricanes Descend, Top Conservators Set Up an Emergency Hotline—and App—to Rescue Waterlogged Art

As Hurricane Irma plows through the Caribbean and barrels toward Florida, thousands are jamming the highways to evacuate flood zones. Little feels certain. But an unlikely group of experts—art conservators—have…
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Think Your Art Is Adequately Insured? Here Are a Few Insider Strategies to Help Minimize Your Risk

This essay originally appeared in Spencer’s Art Law Journal. The journal is published three times a year and aims to offer insight into pressing art-related legal issues for lawyers and…
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Performa Will Honor Yoko Ono by Recreating Her Performance Art at Its Opening Night Gala

Legendary artist Yoko Ono will be honored at this year’s Performa gala, to be held on November 1 at a decommissioned Harlem church. Known for her pioneering performance art, as…
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With Mud Art and Rebellious Wallpaper, Lisson Prepares a Spectacular 50th Anniversary Show in London

How can a gallery that represents 54 artists and operates spaces on two continents possibly memorialize 50 years’ worth of programming in one exhibition? For Lisson Gallery, which celebrates its…
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